Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tip to Help Save Your Trees During an Early or Late Winter Storm

October was a warmer than normal month here in Colorado, but during the week before Halloween we got an early winter storm that dumped about a foot of heavy wet snow. The trees were unprepared and had not lost their … Continue reading

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My Kids Learned Multiplication with Rocket Math

My son is particularly good in math, and was asked to accelerate by skipping third grade math and joining the fourth grade math class. He was mostly prepared except he did not have his multiplication facts memorized, he could figure … Continue reading

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An Easy Halloween Treat – with a Trick to use all year round.

Isn’t it fun how things you enjoy doing sometimes grab your kids’ attention and they want to do it too?  Unless it’s math…or cleaning…but then I don’t really enjoy doing those things either so I guess that’s a moot point.  … Continue reading

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Tricks to make your favorite treat healthier and still taste yummy

I love, love, love treats and love big portion sizes too.  Because of my “addiction” I have attempted many times to make my treats healthier.  Fortunately, I have figured out how to decrease the bad without sacrificing the good.  Why … Continue reading

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Baking with wheat and loving it!

I used to be a junk food/white flour addict.  I didn’t quite understand the rave about whole grains and whole wheat food.  And I definitely wondered about those people that preferred whole wheat over white floured products.  They must have … Continue reading

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Waking up with Light

“BEEP….BEEP….BEEP” sounded the dreaded alarm clock. My body jolts to wake and I feel miserable. This is how I used to wake up, but now I slowly wake up as I sense the light turning on. My mind seems to … Continue reading

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Never ending chapped lips

I have had dry chapped lips for most of my life, but after my third child was born and a very stressful move, my lips were completely peeling three times a day. The surrounding area was also irritated making me … Continue reading

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Teaching your child to read

My sister-in-law gave me some great advice. One day we were talking about our kids and she told me that she teaches her children to read when they turn four. She uses the book “Teach Your Child to Read in … Continue reading

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Controlling your child’s fever

All parents have experienced the scenario of having a child with a fever that seems to linger on and on. My kids can have a high fever for over three days. But even though they are sick they do not … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park in a Day

I recently returned from a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park.  We have 3 kids in tow, ages 5, 2, & 9 months.  Needless to say we did not do any extreme hikes and we did not have enough time … Continue reading

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When it comes to running shoes is the extra money worth it?

I am one of those crazy people that truly enjoy running. I love almost everything about it. I love the feeling of pushing my body to its limit, the burn after a hard run, and most of all being able … Continue reading

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